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Press Release3/8/2022

Federal Mask Requirement Remains in Effect for COTA

Following the orders of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), facial coverings will remain a requirement on all Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) transit vehicles and transit facilities until at least March 18. That is when the federal requirement is currently scheduled to expire.

The TSA requires masks on public transit vehicles, airplanes, trains, rideshare services and other transportation operations. Once the TSA requirement expires, masks will become optional for customers and operators on all COTA transit vehicles and facilities. Updates to the federal mask requirement will be shared with local media and on COTA.com, social media channels and the Transit app.

COTA will continue to follow strict and thorough cleaning and sanitization guidelines that has made the organization one of the few in the country to earn the prestigious Global BioRisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. Customers can learn more at COTA.com.